The are indeed vast advantages of living in an urban area. From great transportation to its nightlife, there are many reasons on why you should live in a South Korean big city, yet we are about to list the 5 you need to hear in order to make your decision.
You better start doing your luggages. Because you might want to move immediately after reading our list!
A City that Does not Sleep
As we know, big cities tend to be active the whole day and night. So regardless of the time, if you suddenly want to do something, you might be able to do it due to this. For example, going to the convenience store. Which are usually open 24/7.
With this in mind, you can imagine that there are even more than 5 reasons to live in a Korean big city. However, just by reading these will be enough to make up your mind.
Now, get ready to find out these advantages!
5 Reasons to Live in a Korean Big City
The public transportation is so convenient. That at this point you do not really need to have a car. Having a car is just a luxury, we could say.
In big cities, there are subways, buses, taxis and even bicycles for rent! And what it is better, is that they run till late night. Which is a great advantage if we compare living in a rural area. Because there, the buses stop early.
The transportation fees are quite cheap. Plus the transfer between bus to subway is free as long it has been less than half hour. And also, the transfers between lines are free.
Another good point, is that in big cities there are many subway stations and bus stops. Which means that once you get out from the exit, you might need to only walk for a bit before arriving to your destination.
The only downside could be that in the rush hour, it might get crowded.
You are more likely to find a company that hires foreigners in a big city.
Because the well-known corporations are usually settled there. Plus, you have higher chances to come across a business that requires a native speaker from your language, since you can find global companies there.
Another good point, is that working for a company located in a city like Seoul, will hold more power than working in a one from a rural city, in terms of social status. Due to the hierarchical system of South Korea.
However, the fact that there are global enterprises does not mean that you will have secured a job. You need to work for it, of course!
You have access to a lot of services. Like food deliveries.
In big cities it tends to be possible to order food till the late night, which makes it really convenient for when you are hungry in the middle of the night. But what it is better, is that you can order through apps, without the need to speak by phone. Plus you can track your delivery.
There are also some other services like coupang fresh, where you can order your groceries and receive them the same day.
Not to mention, that there are a lot of business that close till late. So for example, if you break your glasses and need them asap, you might be able to find a repair shop that is open nearby.
Another advantage is that there are a lot of franchise stores as well. So for example, if you break your samsung phone, you can just go to their official store.
It might not be the case of all the cities, but some of them have these advantages.
As we mentioned, a big city does not sleep! Therefore, you can find things to do regardless of if it is night.
It feels rewarding to go out from work and spot a good bar to chill. Or to just be able to go into a restaurant and sit.
Besides nightlife, you can also find a lot of things to do during the day, that you cannot often find in small untouristic cities. For example, getting a cultural tour. Or joining cooking classes for foreigners. Because of this, there is always something to do. Feeling bored is not an option.
And what is it better, is if you get tired of being between buildings, there is always a getaway. Parks, green spaces, and some cities even have a beach.
Not to mention that there are many attractions. Such as museums, theaters, music venues and a vast of things to do. You can go to the bitter end of limitless entertainment for sure.
If you love shopping, then a big city is your best option! Not only because of the great quantity of stores you can find, but also due to the variety of items they sell. For example, in a big city you can find big fashion stores, with the trendy clothes and accessories. While in countryside, there are more local stores than big shops. Therefore, the fashion style wont be the same.
Plus in most of the stores, you can order online and receive your packages in a blink of an eye. While in rural cities, you must wait for days, since the packages tend to be send from big cities. You can also easily go to the offline store when you want to return an item.
Living in a big city seems to be the best option when moving to South Korea. Because of how convenient it can be. But if it still does not convince you, we suggest you to read this article we have prepared for you.
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